Leaping Lizard 2006 Grand Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon

Leaping Lizard Grand Reserve Cab

Leaping Lizard 2006 Grand Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon

This Napa Valley Cab was fun and fruity–the pour itself was crazy pungent and a dark purple that was filled with promise.  Big bellied glasses helped this breathe and, though we probably tasted too soon, we enjoyed this cab on a Friday evening (11/18/11) after a long work week.  This was a perfect cab to accompany a rich, pan-cooked filet mignon, asparagus (again with an amazing burnt butter and lemon!), and baby potatoes. Here’s what the purported experts report:

“This Cabernet Sauvignon is a full-bodied and fruit-driven wine that has all the hallmarks of a classic Napa Cab. Concentrated aromas of plum are complemented by notes of dark chocolate and vanilla. The wine was aged for 16 months in both French and American Oak barrels. The palate shows flavors of cassis, plum and ripe red berries. This is a wine to savor and may be aged for 5 to 7 years.”

It was fun saving this one for a while, but even more fun to crack it open and enjoy it together.

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